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Richard Patrick Dunne | Defensemen | #5

Team: Queens Park Rangers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 9/21/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 209

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Queens Park Rangers survival hopes have been dealt a massive blow with the news that leading scorer Charlie Austin and defensive stalwart Richard Dunne both left Loftus Road on crutches following the last gasp defeat to Southampton on Saturday.
Interim manager Chris Ramsey confirmed the duo would be assessed over the next 24/48 hours while a scan would confirm the extent of the injuries. Early reports suggest Dunne suffered a knee ligament strain – possible ACL which would end his season – while Austin may have broken a bone in his foot. With the transfer window now firmly closed the Hoops will need to rely on a host of inconsistent fringe players – Mauro Zarate [fitness], Bobby Zamora [hip / pelvic problems], Adel Taarabt [temperament] and Rio Ferdinand [ongoing muscular issues] – during the interim to help steady the ship if Rangers hope to move clear of the relegation zone. Sat, Feb 7, 2015 06:37:00 PM
Source: BBC Sport

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Queens Park Rangers have pinned their Premier League survival hopes on their home form to date and with ten straight losses on the road the pressure to keep winning is beginning to mount.

Saturday saw Manchester United arrive in West London amid growing speculation that Harry Redknapp was in the last chance saloon with Rangers requiring a win to save his job. However it wasn’t meant to be although after the opening 45 minutes there was nothing to choose between the two sides. Replacements at the break brought a change in fortune with the away side benefitting most - whether it was the loss of defensive stalwart Richard Dunne to a groin injury or the change of style / formation from Louis van Gaal – Juan Mata replaced by Marouane Fellaini - isn’t clear but it was the big Belgium who grabbed the opener within 15 minutes of his arrival before James Wilson sealed the victory in the dying moments.
Sun, Jan 18, 2015 08:51:00 AM

Queens Park Rangers suffered a cruel defeat to the hands of Liverpool as two own goals would make the difference in a 2-3 loss to the Reds.

Rangers put in arguably their best performance of the season and were the better side for the vast majority of the match, but with the game still scoreless after the hour mark, Liverpool employed a bit of trickery by taking a quick free kick near the QPR box and Dunne helplessly tried to clear a low pass across the front of goal and guided it in. Rangers would manage to rebound not once, but twice, as substitute Eduardo Vargas notched his first two Premier League goals in short time, and it looked like a draw was on the horizon. Pool had one final breakaway though, and Steven Caulker was the goat in the second own goal that would leave Rangers with nary a point. The loss is so devastating, one has to wonder if there will be a shakeup at Loftus Road soon, they are firmly situated at the bottom of the table and relegation looks unavoidable without a significant change.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Having already brought in Curtis Davies, Maynor Figueroa, and Allan McGregor to boost the defense, Hull are now casting their eyes at free agent Richard Dunne.

It seems apparent that Hull would like to build from the back with a veteran group and that is where the majority of their early-summer transfer activity has been focused. Even with Dunne fading from his best a pairing of Davies and Dunne with Figueroa on the left in front of McGregor would be a better group than most newly promoted teams can boast. We don't know how much Hull are paying in wages but they are certainly transforming their defense without paying much in transfer fees.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 03:51:00 PM

Aston Villa are among the teams interested in centre-back Jack O'Connell.

Blackburn's O'Connell is only 19 years old but has attracted attention from a number of Premier League sides. The youngster was on loans at Rotherham and York City last season and impressed scouts and managers. The other teams said to be interested are Tottenham, Newscastle, Cardiff, and Swansea.
Source: SkySports
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 11:14:00 PM

Aston Villa's bid for Nordsjaelland defender Jores Okore has been rejected.

Villa are looking to strengthen the defense but their £3m bid for Okore has been rejected. The defender is rated at around £5m and Villa are not the only Premier League team to be interested, with Fulham and QPR showing interest as well.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 01:17:00 PM

Celtic are interested in Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne.

Dunne previously stated he's looking for a change because Paul Lambert wants younger players at the club. Dunne is 33 years old and had some injuries last season, but if healthy he can probably still contribute to a mid grade team. With that being said, don't expect him to start every game or be as good as he was during his peak.
Source: SkySports
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 12:32:00 AM

QPR manager Harry Redknapp wants to acquire Richard Dunne from Aston Villa.

Rumour is that the Queens Park Rangers are interested in Richard Dunne from Aston Villa. Dunne's contract expires this summer so QPR can possibly sign a quality player for free. He hasn't played much this year but he is a solid defender who can certainly help QPR.
Fri, May 31, 2013 08:09:00 PM

The Telegraph reports Aston Villa plan on rebuilding heavily this summer and will part ways with Richard Dunne and other expensive players.

Villa manager Paul Lambert hasn't been able to play Dunne because of his injuries this season and once the defender's contract expires this summer he'll have to look for a new club. Other players that Villa will look to part ways with are Darren Bent, Shay Given, and Stephen Ireland. They all earn more than £3 million a year and have not earned much playing time under Lambert.
Tue, May 21, 2013 02:00:00 PM